Sand mining and trade - Burma/Myanmar
|Title:|| ||Grain by Grain, Truck by Truck: How Myanmar Is Losing its Beaches
|Date of publication:|| ||04 February 2016|
|Description/subject:|| ||"Booming construction fuels sand mining, threatens coastal environment and tourism...
Around every corner waits a new truck. Workers dig their shovels into the powdery white sand of Myanmar’s Ngapali beach, the country’s top seaside destination, and lift it onto the truck beds. Vast craters dot the coastline. Many are bigger than the swimming pools of the nearby luxury hotels...
A booming construction industry is fueling illegal sand mining in Ngapali, Myanmar...
As a main ingredient of cement, sand is a vital component in almost any construction, whether that of a skyscraper or a middle-class home, a countryside road or a vast bridge. But the resource is finite, and as construction booms in Myanmar and across Asia, the industry has fuelled the illegal mining of sand — with harsh implications for Myanmar’s environment and burgeoning tourism industry..."|
|Author/creator:|| ||Denise Hruby|
|Source/publisher:|| ||"Earth Island Journal"|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||15 December 2017|